World champion Sebastien Ogier wins Rally of Germany
TRIER, Germany (AP) World champion Sebastien Ogier won the Rally of Germany for the third time Sunday, extending his championship lead to 169 points.
Ogier, who claimed the lead Saturday when he crafted a 33.4-second advantage over Volkswagen teammate Andreas Mikkelsen, controlled his pace on the final four stages to win by 20.3 seconds from Hyundai driver Dani Sordo.
Sordo was involved in a three-way battle for second place with just 4.1 seconds separating the Spaniard from Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville of Belgium and Mikkelsen of Norway going into the rally-ending Power Stage.
Neuville won the stage to claim three bonus points, Jari-Matti Latvala was second and Ogier third ahead of Sordo and Mikkelsen.
Sordo finished 0.1 ahead of Neuville, while Mikkelsen had to settle for fourth place overall. Mikkelsen has 110 points.